Member of never missed a Super Bowl club passes away

Bob Cook, one of the those made famous by the Visa ad featuring men who had been to the first 44 Super Bowls, has passed away.

Cook, a Green Bay Packers fan who was forced to watch Super Bowl XLV from a Milwaukee-area hospital, died last week, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He had a blood infection, and watched his favorite team triumph in Super Bowl XLV from the hospital. He fell ill days before the game and family members attended the game at Cowboys Stadium in his absence.

The Brown Deer, Wis., native predicted a year ago the Packers would be in Super Bowl XLV.

"It's a sad day for the never miss club," said Don Crisman, a Maine resident who is a member of the never missed a Super Bowl club, the Journal Sentinel

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